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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 41

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 41 This time a woman carrying an infant did step forward, calling something unintelligible. A Sissie raised his impeller to butt-stroke her, but Wright — still a common spacer, but that would change as soon … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 40

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 40 Under the circumstances, the villager might as easily have missed the ship itself, Adele thought. And if he’d had time to realize how badly the attackers outnumbered them, he probably wouldn’t have shot at … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 39

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 39 CHAPTER 15 Benjamin Cory had lighted the thrusters as soon as Adele ordered the attack, but it was almost a minute before he was willing to tighten the sphincters. Adele felt the Princess Cecile … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 38

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 38 CHAPTER 14 Benjamin Though in command, Cory was at the navigator’s console, opposite Adele on the Princess Cecile’s bridge. The equipment was the same, and Cory had said he didn’t need Six’ seat to … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 37

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 37 In the bosun’s hands, that was certainly true. For the slightly built Cazelet — probably less so, but that wasn’t the point. Cazelet didn’t have the military indoctrination which trains its subjects out of … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 36

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 36 “This ship…” Adele said, highlighting the largest vessel, “is the Mezentian Gate, a three-thousand ton freighter out of Rosecrans, carrying a rolling mill to Peltry where she was captured in orbit. She is owned … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 35

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 35 There were several alerts on the command display — Barnes was ready to open the main hatch, Vesey was bringing the Princess Cecile down, and Pasternak had a detailed report on the propulsion systems. … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 34

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 34 CHAPTER 13 Above Peltry “Braking in five seconds,” Daniel announced over the ship channel, piping his voice through every commo helmet and every PA speaker on the Katchaturian. He watched the countdown clock and … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 33

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 33 “Master Menandros,” Adele said. She poured the rest of her wine on the floor and set the glass on the table. “You forget yourself. Nothing that happens in a place as benighted as the … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 32

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 32 CHAPTER 12 Newtown on Peltry “Mundy of Chatsworth to see the President,” Adele said to the uniformed doorman. “He’s been informed of my visit.”

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